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Engineers develop wireless device to monitor health – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-10-18 22:45:24 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — Tucker Stuart has always been interested in technology.

“It may sound like a cliché, but I’m trying to improve the world in some way,” Stuart said.

That dream isn’t too far away anymore. As a PhD student at the University of Arizona, Stuart joined a team of engineers to help create devices that could change the way we monitor our health.

“We wanted to create a device that would give us important information about your health 24/7,” said Philipp Gutruf, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona.

The device is made with a 3D printer. They are designed to be worn all day and night. Gutruf said they act as a second layer of skin.

“These devices are powered via power casting. We have this infrastructure that sits next to our desk or bed. We recharge our devices and run them 24/7,” Gutruf said. Says.

When worn, the device collects and stores detailed information about your health. Gutruf believes that this technology can issue diagnostics in a more efficient way.

“We put it on and send it home, the device does its job, then analyzes the data and you get a diagnosis,” Gutruf said.

This device is currently being tested in clinical trials. Developers have big plans for how they can be used in the future.

“We want to leave the clinic and do this at home. This is actually the first step in a longer process,” Gutruf said.

This story was originally reported by Megan Meier on KGUN9.com.

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